Using powerful lasers, Hui Zhao, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, and graduate student Lalani Werake have discovered a new way to recognize currents of spinning electrons within a semiconductor.
The FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health is organizing a public workshop titled 'Medical Devices and Nanotechnology: Manufacturing, Characterization, and Biocompatibility Considerations' to be held on September 23, 2010 at the Hilton Washington DC/North Gaithersburg.
On February 16, 2010, FEI invited owners and users of our instruments to submit their finest images for a chance to win two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world. After six months and more than 250 images, FEI would like to congratulate Dr. Harald Plank of the Institute of Electron Microscopy, Austria, and Dr. Clifford Barnes of University of Ulster, United Kingdom for their prize-winning entries.
In the war against infectious disease, identifying the culprit is half the battle. Now, research professor Shaopeng Wang and his colleagues from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, describe a new method for visualizing individual virus particles. Their research opens the door to a more detailed understanding of these minute pathogens, and may further the study of a broad range of micro- and nanoscale phenomena.
Scientists of the Fraunhofer IPMS succeeded in fabricating a large solar cell module (80 x 20 square centimeters) based on organic solar cells, which will be presented for the first time at the EU PVSEC 2010.
Just as cilia lining the lungs help keep passages clear by moving particles along the tips of the tiny hair-structures, man-made miniscule bristles known as nano-brushes can help reduce friction along surfaces at the molecular level, among other things. In their latest series of experiments, Duke University engineers have developed a novel approach to synthesize these nano-brushes, which could improve their versatility in the future.
As an early career scientist, Max Fontus wondered how successful researchers repeatedly make discoveries worth publishing. Collaborating with a Princeton engineering professor this summer, he realized that working with scientists from other fields of research results in a cross-pollination of ideas that lays the foundation for great progress in science.
Water molecules are continuously forming short-lived networks called clusters. These can in turn bind positively charged protons, and such clusters can provide active functional groups in proteins. Using infrared spectroscopy, it is possible to determine the bond strengths, geometrical structures and chemical properties of protonated water clusters. In order to measure the spectrum of molecular vibrations in clusters it is, however, necessary to use other molecules as messengers.
The Pittcon Program Committee is pleased to announce that Dr.Chad A. Mirkin, Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, will deliver the Pittcon 2011 Plenary Lecture, 'Polyvalent DNA Architectures: New Modalities For Intracellular Gene Regulation and Detection' on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 4:30 p.m., in the Sidney Marcus Auditorium, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
A rheological technique, used by researchers at National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) in Thailand has revealed the instability of y-oryzanol-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles er 60 days storage at three different temperatures of 4, 25, and 40C.